Attention Students and Postdoctoral Members of SVP!

October 7, 2013
Hello Student and Postdoc members of SVP,
This year's annual SVP meeting is quickly approaching and we want to you to be informed about some changes to the Student Roundtable Forum and Reprint Exchange. 
 
The Roundtable Forum and Reprint Exchange will occur on Thursday, October 31 from 7:30-11:30 pm in the Sacramento Room. The roundtable portion of this will take place from 7:30-10:30 and we will be announcing when intervals of 30 minutes have passed to encourage you to move to a new topic. The experts will have a 5-10 minute blurb prepared with 20-25 minutes after the blurb for questions and discussion. Attached is a list of the experts, topics, and what you can expect to discuss at that table.
 
We will open the Reprints at 8:30, and they will continue to be available until 11:30. 
 
This year, due to the opportune timing of the Roundtable Forum (Halloween night), we are going to hold a costume contest sometime between 10:30 and 11:30. Our intention for this extra hour is to open the floor for socialization and frivolity. Costume are highly encouraged. Prizes will be given to the following costumes:
- Best Male Costume
- Best Female Costume
- Best Group Costume
 
As always, raffle tickets will cost $1 an will be on sale starting the first day of the conference until the start of the raffle itself. The money will go toward the Stephen Cohen Fund for Student Research, a challenge grant where for every $5000 we raise, Stephen Cohen will generously donate $10,000. More information on this can be found on our Facebook Page (SVP Student and Postdoctoral Forum). We are raffling off 2 student memberships and many door prizes.
 
We hope to see you all there (in costume!). 
- Eugenia Gold and Rissa Westerfield
Co-Chairs, SVP Student and Postdoctoral Liaison Committee